Publications

Books:

The Formless Empire: A Short History of Diplomacy and Warfare in Central Asia. Westholme Publishing, 2015.

Book Chapters:

Manchuria-Cockpit of Insurgent Empire: A Historical Perspective from the Khitan Liao to the People’s Republic of China. In ‘Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War,’ edited by Scott Romaniuk and Stewart Webb. Routledge, 2015.

Internal and Institutional Reports:

Scenarios for a Post-U.S. Afghanistan. Defense Priorities explainer, 2020.

Countering Violent Extremism in Central Asia: A Reappraisal of Diplomatic Engagement with Historical Human Rights. U.S. Department of State, unclassified version, 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Don’t Fear China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, Volume 62 Issue 4, 2020.

Playing Poker with the Rule of Law: The United Nations and International Peacebuilding Strategies in the Eritrean-Ethiopian War. Canadian Center of Science and Education, Journal of Politics and Law, 2011. Co-authored.

In Omnia Paratus: Of War, Conflict, and International Law in the Contemporary World System. Canadian Center of Science and Education, Journal of Politics and Law, 2010. Co-authored.

Short Articles and Opinion Pieces:

The Death of Exceptionalism and the Birth of a New Foreign Policy. The National Interest, 2020.

The Case for U.S. Offshore Balancing in the Middle East. The National Interest, 2020.

Why Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are Committed to Proxy-War. The National Interest and Real Clear World, 2020.

Keeping U.S. Troops in Syria to Counter Russia has the Opposite Effect. Business Insider and The Kyiv Post, 2020.

Is America the Defender of Sovereignty? The Hill, 2020.

New Sanctions on Syria Risk Powering Extremists. Washington Examiner, 2020.

Don’t Let Tension with China Ruin U.S.-North Korea Diplomacy. The Diplomat, 2020.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Is It Really a Threat? The National Interest, 2020.

Want to End Our Endless Wars? Remember the Peace of Westphalia. The American Conservative, 2020.

American Exceptionalism’s Latest Big Hit. Real Clear World, 2020.

Prioritize Plan A: America’s Navy Must Come First. The National Interest and Real Clear Defense, 2019.

Book Review- The Ottoman Age of Exploration. Muftah, 2012.

Saturn’s Hexagon Bafflers Astronomers. NBC News segment script, 2007.